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UNDP Regional HIV and Development Programme
No Safety Signs Here: Research Study on Migration and HIV Vulnerability from Seven South and North East Asian Countries
Asia Pacific Migration Research Network
United Nations Development Programme, November 2004, 149 pp

This report is based on a study by Asia Pacific Migration Research Network (APMRN) in partnership with UNDP Regional HIV and Development Programme. Reproduced with kind permission of the United Nations Development Programme.


"The UNDP Regional HIV and Development Programme in partnership with Asia Pacific Migration Network (APMRN) commissioned this study in seven countries of the region - Bangladesh, China, Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)2, India, Mongolia, Republic of Korea, and Sri Lanka - to undertake a systematic review of the existing knowledge on migration routes and processes, trafficking routes, the conditions under which men and women move, their living and working conditions, and their vulnerabilities to HIV/AIDS. The study also reviewed the legal and policy environments, and identified and analysed the gaps in the existing knowledge and areas for possible action. These seven countries are a representative sample: they show up the diverse aspects of migration in the region. (Countries such as DPRK and Mongolia were included to fill the vacuum in the existing knowledge and research on mobility and HIV within these countries.) This study endeavoured to examine general migration trends and processes in the region in the context of HIV vulnerabilities based on secondary data analysis. It also drew on government policies on migration and HIV/AIDS. Where secondary data was unavailable, the study bridged the information gap with the help of the perspective gained from interviews with domestic
and international researchers, international agency workers, health officials and workers, and other relevant key informants."

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